ArmInfo. The experience of the highest folk schools of Scandinavian countries is trying to introduce in Armenia. At the beginning of this year, it became known about the creation of an independent self-education platform in Yerevan, which gathered around himself about 700 people focused on qualitative transformation of individual and society. The initiators of the formation of such a platform, which is called Self-Educaton Platform (SEP), became Hrant Dandurov and Yulia Kisleva.
As the founders of SEP explained, the platform is a medium for obtaining and sharing knowledge perfectly in different areas and directions, ranging from psychology, astronomy, literature, ending with business, economic and political literacy. Today, the SEP already hosts meetings and lectures on various topics, both in full-time and online format, are organized excursions to the capital museums, galleries, etc.
In a conversation with the Arminfo correspondent, Hrant Dandurov noted that the platform today brings together teachers, psychologists, scientists, journalists, writers, translators, and everyone who is close to the idea of higher folk schools. . We are combined and working around one idea> - he added.
In the focus of the interests of the platform, as the initiator of the SEP told, there is an environmental education, an increase in information, economic and political literacy, the development of awareness, stress resistance and freedom of personality, the motivation of people to receive new knowledge and others. According to Hrant Dandurov, the participants of the platform will receive knowledge and Skills including to solve their household issues. In addition, within the framework of the platform, it is planned to organize professional courses.
To disseminate the ideas of the SEP in the summer of 2021, the Educational Summit "CON-SEP-Tion" will be organized in the Dilijan, where the potential of the handicraft, teaching and scientific community of Armenia will be mobilized.
In the future, the platform initiators expect that through the Centers and SEP schools, which will be the international educational hub of knowledge, will be 20% of the population of Armenia over 20 years. , they emphasized.
It should be noted that at the end of the XIX century in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, the highest folk schools were created, which were educational centers. Their formation pursued the only goal - to enable people through personal growth to find themselves, mature, become informed and creative. Conducting time in these centers, people learned about new technologies, how to use the skills of civil participation, for example, how to organize an alliance, a non-profit organization, to meet, organize a small newspaper or argument in dispute and others. It created the necessary mass of critical people who have become a turning point in the development of Scandinavian countries.